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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:07 AM

'It was a political lynch mob': Steve King pledges to fight GOP over his exile

Source: Politico

Rep. Steve King, hellbent on making a congressional comeback, is vowing to look at all procedural options to force his way back onto the committees from which he was exiled.

But the Iowa Republican is finding little support from his colleagues for the doomed mission, which comes nearly six months after King was kicked off the panels for making racist remarks.

"It was a political lynch mob. I had to let the blood cool," King said in a rare interview Tuesday. "And the blood has now cooled, and now they don't want to be faced with the reality of what they've done."

Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) briefly stood up during a Republican conference meeting on Tuesday morning to urge his colleagues to reinstate King on the House Agriculture and Judiciary committees. But not a single lawmaker clapped, cheered or remarked on the request, according to several sources in the room, and lawmakers quickly moved on to the next issue.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/05/steve-king-congress-republicans-interview-1353197



Iowa U.S. Rep. Steve King now has three Republican challengers for 2020

A former Iowa legislator and county supervisor is challenging U.S. Rep Steve King for his congressional seat.

Jeremy Taylor announced his campaign Thursday in a news release, joining a growing field of Republican challengers to King, who represents Iowa's 4th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Taylor, 40, is a Republican Woodbury County supervisor and served one term in the Iowa House from 2010 to 2012 before losing his re-election bid to Democrat Chris Hall. He is a chaplain in the Iowa National Guard's 734th Regional Support Group and an energy specialist for Sioux City Schools, according to the release.

"After a great deal of encouragement, I've decided to answer a call to serve. Iowans in the 4th District have an opportunity to choose a leader during this next election cycle with a conservative track record of results at the state and county level. Instead of focusing on past controversy, I intend to make this campaign about how I can best represent and serve our people well at the national level," Taylor said.

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/24/iowa-steve-king-challenge-primary-election-white-supremacy-nationalism-jeremy-taylor-district-4th/2667001002/

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Reply 'It was a political lynch mob': Steve King pledges to fight GOP over his exile (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 5 OP
muntrv Jun 5 #1
Docreed2003 Jun 5 #2
IADEMO2004 Jun 5 #3
eppur_se_muova Jun 5 #4
brooklynite Jun 5 #5
eppur_se_muova Jun 5 #6
Haggis for Breakfast Jun 5 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:19 AM

1. Thoughts and prayers.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:26 AM

2. Always the victims....

King and others like him have no qualms about spouting off hateful rhetoric, until it blows up in their faces. Then, with no sense of irony, when the blowback inevitably comes and responsibility is required, they fall back on the tried and true "victim persona". People like King infuriate me.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:28 AM

3. Not fair that GOP support President piece of shit and not little Steve King piece of shit.

Trumplicans need to get their piece of shit values codified and stand with their piece of shit elected officials.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:50 AM

4. Would Steve King know an actual lynching if he saw one ? Oh, wait ....

Last edited Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:24 PM - Edit history (1)

On second thought, I suspect he knows all about that topic.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:21 PM

5. Peter King is a different Congressman in New York.....

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:25 PM

6. Thanks, not sure how that happened ... I was looking right at the post as I was typing. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 08:10 PM

7. Start planning your next career move, Steve.

Because even Iowa is fed up with your Nazi shit mouth.

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